A Meme, Yup


I saw this over at The Antick Musings of G. B. H. Hornswoggler and though, what the heck, I should do it to. By the way, anyone who reads this and has a blog is officially tagged. So, yeah.

1. You have 50 dollars in your pocket. What do you do with it?

I either deposit it in my bank account or spend it on books. Or both. Or I deposit it and use my credit card to pay for books.

2. What is your most guilty pleasure?

Good lord. I don’t know. Maybe that I like Eragon, but not because I think it’s a great book. Or maybe because I like My Chemical Romance. Does liking Queen count as a guilty pleasure? Cause I love Queen and Fleetwood Mac. Beyond that, I don’t know. Oh, I like fruity drinks (you know, alcoholic beverages that are all fruity and get you labeled as “gay”). Yeah, I like those and I’m not afraid to admit it, but maybe that’s not a guilty pleasure? Gah. I have no idea.

3. Have you ever had anyone close to you die?

I guess that depends on what “close” means. My grandfather died and while I would say we were pretty close, it wasn’t as close as this question might be implying. I do miss him though, but the unfortunate part of that is it was a good thing he died. Why? Because after he had his major stroke he was just deteriorating and losing everything he used to be. He couldn’t care for himself, hardly spoke, etc.
I’ve been thinking of putting together a story book with stories from everyone in the family about him. I wouldn’t publish it for real. This is one of those things where you just self-pub it since the only people who care about that sort of thing are family anyway. Yeah, maybe one day.

4. Are you confused as to what lies ahead of you?

Yes. Majorly. I’m not going to go into it, but the future has me happy and confused at the same time because things have been happening to me that I never thought would happen (good things I mean).

5. What was the last movie you saw, for pleasure, and would you recommend it?

Sunshine. I did a review for it and it was a really awesome movie. Definitely a gem of last year. So that second part is a yes.

6. Superman or Batman?

Oh this is a stupid question. I can’t pick because one is a superhero and one is just good at fighting crime. And both are DC, so I really don’t care. Superman could kick Batman’s toosh any day of the week anyway.

7. If the person you like does not accept you, would you continue to wait for them to change their feelings?

In the past, yes, and I can tell you this is idiotic. If anyone reads this part take note: if someone doesn’t accept you, then move on and get over it. You can’t force people to like you. Thankfully I have my girlfriend, who likes me for who I am. I don’t need to wait for anybody else. She’s all I need. (Oh, mushy Shaun, you silly goose!)

8. If the person you secretly like is already attached, what would you do?

I assume this means to someone else. Well I don’t have to worry about that, as I said before, but in the past I was stupid and hung around and tried to convince them I was the better choice. Granted, I was right (most of the people I had serious crushes on were in abusive relationships where the guy cheated or was emotionally and verbally abusive, etc.). The great thing about my girlfriend is that none of that crap matters anymore. We’re perfect for each other, and that’s the only thing that matters.

9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy recently?

Yeah, of course. I have finals, which suck, and I’ve had that whole financial issue and the bit about having to move, which is still looming around the corner. That makes me unhappy. Oh, and my car died and it’ll cost too much to fix, and since it’s not a car you can really donate I’ll probably have to junk it. Yeah, joy.

10. If you could have chosen at birth whether to be a boy or a girl, which would you be?

A boy. Sorry ladies but I’m quite content with not having periods, giving birth, etc. Yes, you might say it’s beautiful and wonderful, but I really don’t want to push a watermelon out of a hole 100 times smaller. Doesn’t sound like fun. There’s other things too like crazy hormones, PMS, etc. Yeah, I’m good with the mannish bits.

11. Which of the 7 Deadly Sins do you think you relate to the most & why?

Sloth or Lust. Probably the former since I am not fond of physical labor at all (I’m asthmatic, so doing hard work just sucks).

12. If you find out that your best friend is going out with your boyfriend/girlfriend, how would you react?

Well I guess I’d be single, for one, and I wouldn’t have that best friend in my life anymore. Sorry, that’s betrayal and nobody who considers themselves my friend can survive betrayal. And if my girlfriend was cheating on me, yeah, there wouldn’t be many kind words said. I’m a ridiculously faithful and monogamous person.

13. Who is currently the most important person to you?

My girlfriend. Hands down.

14. Would you rather be a really good person or a really interesting person?

Neither, and no I will not choose one or the other. If being good means I’m boring, then I’ll likely have no friends, so it won’t matter if I’m good anyway. And if being interesting means people won’t leave me alone, then that sucks too. I like a combo.

15. Do you believe in some form of life after death?

I don’t not believe and I don’t do believe. I have no opinion and anyone that tells me what the truth is is lying through their teeth. Nobody KNOWS what is in the afterlife. Nobody KNOWS that there is a heaven. They just believe in it. That’s it, and belief is not the same as having knowledge and evidence. So, I reserve judgment until I get there. If it’s what they say it is, then cool, if not, whatever. Doesn’t matter. I’m focused on THIS life, not the one after it. If there is no reincarnation that means I get ONE chance in this world. That’s it. One life. Put that in the scope of the universe and it makes life seem so pathetically short. If I live to be one hundred, that’s nothing compared to the Earth (which is billions of years old) or the universe or anything for that matter.

16. Which fictional character could you most see yourself marrying?

Joanie from my story “Life of Jordan”. I’m cheating only because Joanie is heavily influenced by my girlfriend and so I’m severely biased towards that character.

17. Would you give your all in a relationship?

Yes, and I do. I want it to work. She’s worth it.

18. Do you have a motto? If yes which one?

“Life is short, so get over it and live cause once you’re dead, you’re dead, and nothing you can say or do in this life can change that: and if you die and there is nothing beyond the mortal world, won’t it feel better in that moment of realization to know you lived this life as best as you could and got all you could out of it?”
That’s a good one right?

19. What type of friends do you have?

I like to think I have good friends. Who knows. I made a new one today actually and his name is Sadeep. And Sadeep is cool cause he’s fun.

20. What place most speaks to you?

Place? I don’t know. Right now the only one speaking to me is England. My girlfriend is there, so it’s speaking to me. Other than that, it would be Washington because I love the northwest coastlines with a passion.

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

2 thoughts on “A Meme, Yup

  1. Ellira is a pretty awesome person i agree. I’ve loved reading her posts ever since we both started blogging. Hope all the best for you two 🙂

    So you planning on moving to Europe? 😀

  2. Dunno where I’m going. I do have plans to move to England for at least a year if I can go to the University of Liverpool for my MA. Whether I’ll stay there forever all depends on whether I can get a job there. That’s something we both have discussed, actually.

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